Newest Podcasts

Brains On
A podcast featuring science for kids and curious adults.

Counter Stories
A weekly discussion of how people of color view life in Minnesota.

The Interpreters
An eclectic, bi-monthly conversation with an almost anthropological eye on culture.

MN Next
An interview series exploring Minnesota's future from the point of view of people who will be living in it.

Pedal Hub
Three biking fanatics in a spirited weekly exchange about their favorite pastime.

Hallberg's Picture of Health
MPR news medical commentator Dr. Jon Hallberg shares his insights and expertise on health and health care every week with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.

Pop Till We Drop
A bi-monthly chat session in which 20-somethings dissect their pop culture-saturated lives.


MPR News Update
Phil Picardi and MPR News bring you stories from around the state that are making news today.

The Political Junkie
A weekly conversation on politics with Ken Rudin, from MPR News

Each weekday Policast brings you highlights of Minnesota Public Radio's award-winning political coverage, hosted by political editor Mike Mulcahy.

The Daily Circuit
Every weekday host Kerri Miller welcomes guests and audience members for lively, in-depth discussions of news events, issues, the arts and more.

Art Hounds
Each week three people from the Minnesota arts community talk about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see or want others to check out.

Cube Critics
MPR News' Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and MPR News' arts reporter and Euan Kerr share a cube wall, and a passion for movies. Each week, they take a break from their day jobs to talk movies.

Climate Cast
MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the latest research on our changing climate and the consequences we're seeing here in Minnesota and worldwide.

Friday Roundtable
Each week, three informed and opinionated guests are invited to join Kerri Miller at the MPR News studios for a free-flowing exchange of ideas and observations.


The Current Song of the Day
Music lovers from 89.3 The Current comb through mountains of music to choose the best new, independent, and unreleased songs to share with you each weekday.

ARCHIVE: Musicheads®
Hosts from The Current gather each week to share opinions about CDs that have recently caught their ear.

New Classical Tracks
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.

Top Score
Host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.

More American Public Media podcasts

The Dinner Party Download
The Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny "booster shot" of news and culture designed to help you dazzle friends and family at this weekend's dinner party.

Marketplace: After the Bell
"After the Bell" keeps you up to date with what you need to know from a week's worth of business, economics and personal finance.

The Writer's Almanac®
The Writer's Almanac features Garrison Keillor recounting the highlights of this day in history and reading a short poem or two.

ARCHIVE: Grammar Grater®
A weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age.

More public radio podcasts

American Public Media Podcasts
MPR's national production arm offers the latest news and features from some of public radio's most popular programs including A Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace, Future Tense, The Splendid Table, Weekend America, and The Writer's Almanac.

National Public Radio Podcast Directory
Browse a topical list of more than 300 podcasts that come from NPR, independent producers, and stations around the country.

About podcasting

Podcasts allow you to obtain daily or weekly downloads of MP3 audio files on a subscription basis; new episodes are downloaded to your computer automatically. Unlike our archived audio files, you can transfer your podcast episodes to a portable player. For more background on podcasting, check out the podcast Wikipedia entry.

How to get podcasts

To subscribe to a podcast, you first need software to detect and download the audio, such as iTunes or iPodder (a list of podcast software is provided below). Each podcast provides a URL (e.g. http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org /rss/podcast/podcast.xml) to tell the software where to get the new audio content. All podcast software includes a field where you paste the URL of the podcast and a Subscribe button or other way to indicate you want to automatically download new content.

Podcasting software

Apple iTunes

How to obtain help

Because there is a variety of podcast software options and ways to subscribe, we regret that we can't provide assistance to individual users. Many of the podcast software providers above offer information and support. If you think you have a problem with a Minnesota Public Radio podcast itself, please contact MPR's Member Services Team.